Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ordering ends TODAY! (Tuesday) Octoer 22nd at 8:00 pm **Order for two weeks!

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A message from Rachael:

Aw, Nuts!!

The chestnuts from the last pickup were awesome. I'm going to need more. The great thing is that they store well for months (in a vented bag in the fridge) if you like fresh nuts all winter. If you don;t know how to eat them, here are some instructions (I'd suggest roasting them in the oven!):

How to prepare and eat Sweet Chestnuts:

  1. Eat fresh using a paring knife to cut off the skin and fibrous covering
  2. Boil - Place sweet chestnuts into a pot with cool tap water. Cover pot while boiling and stir occasionally on medium high for:
    • medium size - 10-12 min
    • large size 15-20 min
      Using a slotted spoon scoop out a few nuts at a time and as soon as they are cool enough to handle, but still hot, cut them in half and pop them out of their skins.
  3. Roast - First pierce the skin to allow hot air to escape while cooking. Use a sharp paring knife to cut a slash or an "X" through the skin, but not the nut meat. The larger the cut the easier it will be to peel.
    • Chestnut Pan - Roast them by shaking the pan over medium heat for 20 minutes.
    • Microwave oven - place a dozen chestnuts around a microwave plate and cook on high for 4 minutes
    • Oven -  Place chestnuts on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with water. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Place one uncut chestnut on the sheet with the others. When it "pops" they are ready to eat.
  4. Enjoy!

The end of the ordering period always comes so quickly. What will you be ordering for two weeks?

Here are a few of my family's choices:

  • Fruit - German plums, Hardy Kiwi and grapes, strawberries seem rather wishful right now. We'll see!
  • Chestnuts - Oh how I love them! (see above)
  • Cheese - Mountainoak's Freisian Gouda is a family favourite
  • Vegetables including Mushrooms - at least 3 pounds, cabbage for coleslaw and sauerkraut, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, spinach, onions and more!
  • Squash including the eating kind, and jack-o-lanterns (in the 'other' section) too!
  • Meat - Chicken, turkey, lamb and bacon, sausages too!
  • Mapleton's Yogurt - at least 3 containers
  • Sweet Potatoes from Pfenning's Organic
  • Tamales from McKechnie, maybe some taco shells and corn tortillas and chips too!
  • Quinoa tabouleh and prepared meals from Green Table Foods
  • Pear-Apple cider from Warner's Farm (in the 'beverages' section under 'pantry'
  • Jewels Under the Kilt's tasty roasted and flavoured nuts!
  • Montery Jack and Colby cheese from Millbank
  • Popping corn for movie night!

Here are other things that I should add too..

  • Collard Greens from Sam Bowman - Just added!
  • Local Dairy's Oaxaca cheese is lovely and melty and Crema la Vaquita instead of sour cream!
  • Henry's Tempeh - So many awesome flavours!
  • Tortilla wraps and pasta from J&D Peters. Great for lunches and quesadillas!
  • New products from Breadbaron Sandwiches! Flavoured Mayos, pickled peppers and tomatiilo salsa!
  • Eby Manor has their Golden Guernsey Milk available in 2% and their NEW 4.8% Cream Top Whole milk
  • Oak Manor flour and grains - available almost every pickup now!
  • Top Market Meats has goat meat available
  • Organic sweet potatoes from Pfenning's
  • So many great apples available! Martin's has Red and Golden Delicious, Ida Red and Spy new this week!
  • Pies... loaves, squares, cookies (Mmm)

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